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Psychological Horror Game ‘Unholy’ Gets July Release Date


Late last year, I shared the new first-person psychological horror experience, “Unholy.” On Wednesday, HOOK, the indie label of global video game publisher Digital Bros, and Polish developer Duality Games announced that the game will launch on July 20 for PC. For fans who want to get their hands on it sooner, they have also released a playable demo, which is now live on Steam.

“Unholy” follows protagonist Dorothea following her son’s disappearance from a run-down, unwelcoming post-soviet town. Using exploration, puzzle solving, and intriguing combat mechanics, players will traverse reality and a twisted Unholy world to uncover the truth about her son’s disappearance.

A deep, dark narrative storyline drives “Unholy” with captivating visuals based on the works of reputed dark artist Tomasz StrzaƂkowski. Players will explore the grey and cold reality of a brutalist post-soviet Eastern European town and the creepy and twisted world of Unholy, a grotesque society ruled by a relentless priest caste.

The game’s combat system is emotionally driven. Players can use four different emotions: anger, fear, sadness, and desire to interact with the environment (destroy obstacles, trigger mechanisms, overload circuits, illuminate your way) or to confuse, lure or damage their opponents.

Another unique element of “Unholy” is the use of masks. In the Unholy world, everyone wears masks, which can be the difference between life and death. Players will be able to build their own masks to gain new skills and improve their abilities or wear other masks to infiltrate, confuse their enemies, and impersonate their opponents.

Players can wishlist the game on Steam now. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X versions will follow later.

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